NOVA: The Secret of the Sexes (1987)

Genres - Culture & Society, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Sexuality, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sarah Ing

From the moment we first open our eyes, male and females are stereotyped according to sex. Nova explores the hidden world of gender bias in Nova: The Secret of the Sexes. In the late '70s, researchers were just beginning to explore the biology of social consciousness. Now, it is taken for granted that environment influences personality. Role behavior is so engrained that Nova found signs of it in school, stores, and at home. Boys and girls learn from unspoken clues how to act. According to psychologists and sociologists, even teachers and parents unwittingly perpetuate the secret of the sexes.